Westview High School
High School: 315,000 GSF, YMCA: 18,077 GSF, Shared Space: 14,2449, Parking: 750 Stalls
Westview High School, located on 156th and Ida Streets, serves 1,500 students in Northwest Omaha and is the first of its kind for the area. The school features flexible and adaptive classrooms that serve multiple daily functions and allow easy student collaboration. The facility also features an auditorium, black box theater, and baseball, softball, football, and track practice fields.
The school connects to a YMCA that serves both members and students. This collaboration gives students access to opportunities that they would not have otherwise, such as swimming classes to become a certified lifeguard. Students are also able to utilize an eight-lane indoor pool, a fitness center, and other amenities.
- The emergency power system was designed so the storm shelter receives emergency power from a battery inverter. In contrast, the rest of the building receives emergency power from a 125-kilowatt on-site natural gas generator.
- VAV roof-mounted air handers were designed to utilize VAV terminal unit with hot water reheat.
- Lighting was designed to accent the architectural design throughout the building.
- Occupancy, daylighting sensors, and time controls were used throughout the building to help save energy. Overall, the building saves 20% per year in energy costs versus the 2009 IECC baseline building requirements.
- In addition to intrusion detection, the Alvine team installed electronic access controls that adjust depending on the time of day. Because of this, the school maintains a secure separation from the YMCA.
- Incorporation of a mixing valve to the domestic water systems design is utilized to reduce the hot water temperature to 110° by mixing 140° with cold water and distributing it throughout the building.
Photography credit: Sampson Construction